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False carjacking report leads to arrests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:18

False carjacking report leads to arrestsPhiladelphia police have two men in custody following a chasethat ended in a crash in the city's Logan section.


Special needs students hurt in school bus crash in Lancaster Co.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:16

Special needs students hurt in school bus crash in Lancaster Co.A school bus accident in Lancaster County has injured at least six people, four of them children.


Bodies of seven women found in NW Indiana; man questioned

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:15

Bodies of seven women found in NW Indiana; man questionedPolice investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years.


5 coaches suspended at NJ high school amid hazing scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:14

5 coaches suspended at NJ high school amid hazing scandalFive football coaches at a New Jersey high school embroiled in a hazing scandal, have been suspended indefinitely.


Plan to overhaul New York airports takes step forward

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:06

Travelers pull luggage towards check-in counters inside of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-awaited overhaul of New York's LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports moved a step closer to reality on Monday when the state and federal governments touted a sweeping plan to make over two of the busiest U.S. travel hubs. The initiative, announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden, envisions state-of-the-art facility upgrades, improved transportation links and more efficient air-traffic control technology at the two aging airports in the country's most populous city. ...


2 students in NJ kept home due to Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:43

2 students in NJ kept home due to Ebola fearsWarranted or not, fear of Ebola appears to be the reason a South Jersey school decided to delay the arrival of two students who lived in Africa.


Sears store at King of Prussia Mall to close

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:41

Sears store at King of Prussia Mall to closeThe Sears store at the King of Prussia Mall will be closing soon.


Oregon man said missing after answering Craigslist ad; police probing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:40
(Reuters) - Oregon authorities are looking into the disappearance of a 19-year-old Portland man, police said on Monday, and an advocacy group said he went missing after he responded to a Craigslist job ad posted by a couple seeking a caregiver. Ian Biggs was dropped off at a downtown Portland train station by a friend on Oct. 11 as he headed to meet the couple in a large park, said Michelle Bart, a spokeswoman for the National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation, which represents the man's mother. ...

Leaking North Dakota oil well contained

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:32
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota oil regulators say a well that leaked oil, gas and brine for more than two days has been brought under control.

Virginia missing student suspect charged in 2005 sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:18
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A grand jury on Monday indicted the suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student with attempted murder, abduction and sexual assault in a 2005 attack. The suspect, Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, is jailed in Charlottesville, Virginia, charged in the disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old sophomore. She was last seen with Matthew on Sept. 13 and searchers discovered human remains on Saturday near Charlottesville, site of the university. The state medical examiner's office in Richmond is trying to identify the remains. ...

AccuWeather: Cold Start, Cool Finish

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:08

 Increasing Clouds and Showers on the WayMeteorologist David Murphy says cloudy, damp conditions build in for a few days this week.


US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending.

Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:04

 A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.


Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:01
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, prosecutors said Monday.

U.S. Congress examining deal between NSA official, ex-agency chief

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:01

Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander participates in a panel discussionWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate committee and an outspoken U.S. Congressman are seeking further information about a deal under which a top National Security Agency official is being permitted to work part-time for a private company run by the spy agency's former director. The Senate Intelligence Committee has requested a copy of an "internal review" which NSA said last week it had opened into an arrangement under which Patrick Dowd, the spy agency's chief technical officer is being allowed up to 20 hours per week for IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, a congressional official said. ...


Ex-Boston funeral director held on $50,000 bail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:57
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston funeral director charged with improperly storing bodies and stealing thousands of dollars in funeral pre-payments has been ordered held on $50,000 bail.

Suspected Indiana serial killer charged in 1 death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:46
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A man suspected in the deaths of seven women in northwestern Indiana has been charged in one of the slayings.

Suspect held in murder of corrections officer in SW Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:45

Suspect held in murder of corrections officer in SW Philadelphia homePhiladelphia police have had a suspect in custody in connection to the murder of a prison guard in the city's Kingsessing section last week.


Newark students face charges following melee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:33

Newark students face charges following meleeNearly a dozen high school students are facing charges in Delaware after a series of fights inside their school.


Temple Unic. students bound, beaten in off campus home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:32

Temple Unic. students bound, beaten in off campus home invasionPhiladelphia police are searching for the armed gunmen who attacked and robbed a group Temple University students in their home.